As expected, most of the 2 year olds have dropped. That's okay, we expect that. Scud, Squib, Fletch and Missy will have their day!
|Fletch with brother Todd in the background.|
Two two year olds, however, that have exceeded all expectations. They are big, leggy, handsome (and ever so polite) Todd and little spitfire Molly.
Todd, in particular, is doing GREAT. He has even been doing a fair amount of leading - pretty much unheard of for a two year old in our kennel. Don't know if he will make the 'race team' this year, but he is serving notice that he will be a key player in the kennel in years to come!!!
Jinx and Bingo are the two veterans that have been cut. Bingo is REVELING in her retirement. Jinx not so much!
Yesterday was a bit of a sad and unexpected cut. Ten days or so again Pop started favoring a shoulder on one of our runs. In all the years and miles of ATV training, only one other time have I had a dog go seriously lame on a run. I called Brittany to come pick him up.
He will need a solid block of time off now and unfortunately, that means his training miles will fall too far behind.
He had been doing great this season, so it is disappointing to cut him, but much more important that we do right by him so he will be around for many seasons to come.
So the 24 dogs left in the training pool (in the order they are fed) are - Wifi, Todd, Irving, Q, Rocket, Smartie, Bang, Tess, Roscoe, Charge, Jack, Turtle, Wolvie, Rocky, Astro, See, Kelly, Crackle, Tramp, Snap, Billie, Boo, Molly and Wonder.
It's a good group and I'm having a blast with them!!!